John Bridge adds the Ethical Hacker feather to his technical skills cap

Prosperity 24.7 is proud to announce that John Bridge, a Senior Business Consultant, has recently passed the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker exam.


What is an ethical hacker?

To beat a hacker, you need to think like one…

Ethical Hacking is often referred to as the process of penetrating one’s own perimeter network or computers to which one has official permission to do so as to determine if vulnerabilities exist and to undertake preventive, corrective, and protective countermeasures before an actual compromise to the system or building takes place.

A Certified Ethical Hacker is a skilled professional who understands and knows how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems and uses the same knowledge and tools as a malicious hacker, but in a lawful and legitimate manner to pro-actively assess the security of a target system or business. The CEH credential certifies individuals in the specific network security discipline of Ethical Hacking from a vendor-neutral perspective.

Chris Clark, Managing Director of Prosperity 24.7 advised “we all know that integrity and reputation are the building blocks of a fully trusted relationship with a client. With John attaining these additional certifications to add to his experience, we can fully evidence how seriously we take not only our interactions with client data but can also provide professional services advising clients in a range of scenarios to ensure that their integrity and security is maintained appropriately”.

John Bridge added, “It’s not always about having firewalls and strict IT security policies. An ethical hacker can use social engineering to try to gain access to the network or building for example or I can evidence security lapses on your Internet Facing client portal or more innocently, your staff’s utilisation of social media which could have ramifications for your business”. These are just a few scenario’s that John has seen first-hand and is happy to provide his qualified knowledge to Industry where required not only in engagements in the Channel Islands but wherever you have concerns about the integrity of your business.

If you would like to find out more about ethical hacking and other complementary services that Prosperity 24.7 have to offer, please call +44 (0) 1534 877247